In the fall of 2005, Bob Elson, vice president of engineering at Coapt Systems Inc, wanted to develop their design for a new cosmetic surgical device, known as the Surgiwire Incisionless Dissector, into a finished product ready for shipment to surgeons.
The new PosiBand has a closed entry contact and is a significant improvement over the legacy design and overcomes many of the weaknesses that are associated with the “split tine” and sleeve approach.
ULTEM, a high-performance engineering thermoplastic material is now available for rapid prototyping.
The new Spin Welder allows plastic components to be quickly, cleanly, and permanently attached to metal assemblies. The addition of this machine allows for the management of complex projects that require both metal manufacturing and plastic attachment, saving both time and money for their customers.
The SLIC Pin is a new quick locking pin that functions as a pin and a cotter all in one. SLIC is
Microfluidic chips designed to save you time and money The new Micronit Lab-on-Chip products for creating microfluidic experiments are available in fluidic cross channel, microreactor, and micromixer chips. This advanced technology fulfills a multitude of research objectives.
The Tritex II Series of electric actuators offers 1500 Watt, AC powered operation and digital position control within a single, space-saving housing.
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A new line of optical comparators from the 14" CC-14 horizontal benchtop to the 30" side-screen CC-30S optical comparator. These new optical comparators are designed for fatigue-free operation in harsh machine shop environments.
A new 3U VPX Load Board meets the VITA 46/48 power specifications for VPX and aids in locating hot spots within the enclosure.
The Dynafile abrasive belt machine grinds, deburrs, blends, and finishes normally inaccessible areas on metal, plastic, fiberglass and other composites.
A unique preloading scheme avoids changing wear characteristics, allowing orders of magnitude increase in stage life without any degradation in stage performance, and allows stage operation over a wide temperature range.
RS linear drives are now available with five linear pitch settings and adjustable axial thrust. This permits varying pitch/thrust combinations until optimum settings are achieved.
Medical device molding with design and mold-making support are capabilities provided by Sil-Pro Silicone Professionals, an ISO contract manufacturer specializing in LEAN silicone molding and silicone extruding for the medical industry.
Using a fully-equipped Class 7 (10,000) cleanroom, the company converts materials such as electrical grade papers, films, coated cloths, laminates, and tapes for the most demanding medical applications.